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Vigil held for Sioux Falls crash victim, mother of 6

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Vigil held for Sioux Falls crash victim, mother of 6
Mitchell South Dakota 120 South Lawler 57301

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Family and friends gathered Wednesday night for a candlelight vigil to remember a Sioux Falls woman authorities say died after a crash caused by a suspected drunken driver over the New Year's holiday.

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Thirty-eight-year-old Tanya Sanchez was a mother of six. Authorities say she was a passenger in a van that was struck by a Jeep about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, and died at a hospital from her injuries.

Husband Nigel Sanchez was driving the van. He and a second passenger suffered minor injuries.

Police say the 20-year-old man driving the Jeep went through a flashing red stop light at an intersection. He was arrested on drunken driving and vehicular homicide charges.

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